The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Free the Hostages pin
Forty years ago today, on November 4, 1979, the Iranian Hostage Crisis started. Fifty-two Americans were held for 444 days, including Bruce Laingren, a Minnesotan and the most senior American official held at the Embassy.